97% of the scientists attending a climate conference agree that AGW is real. That's about 2000. 31,000 scientists signed a petition saying AGW is a political scam. The Clintons are master practitioners of deception, ranking up there with Adolf Hitler. Barry tries, but even with a compliant press, the internet and the public keep calling his bluff. I'm not saying that climate change isn't happening, it has been since the world began. Man does need to clean up his act, but so far all I have seen is attempts at wealth redistribution.
Diderot: "Climate change is here and it's real."
As an Idaho-educated dolt, I agree - the climate changes! Always has, or so my hick teachers told me. Which leaves some questions:
1) How much impact does human activity have on climate change?
2) If our contribution is meaningful, what if anything can be done to mitigate it? (Flying to the Everglades and hand-wringing and collecting government billion$ are unlikely to help, unfortunately.)
3) Do we have the willpower to make changes? What changes? What would YOU propose, oh enlightened elite Diderot?
The fact that people are snarky or suspicious does nothing to prove they are correct. Climate change is here and it's real. The overwhelming majority of scientists agree. Of course, in Idaho, scientific evidence is not recognized. That's why parents pray over their kids till they die. That's why we have a legislator who thinks if a woman swallows a pill containing a camera, it will show whether she's pregnant.
Idaho has one of the worst public education systems in the U.S. And it shows. Just look at the other comments on here. For instance: the veracity of a movie is shown by how much it has made at the box office? So "Dumb and Dumber" must be true by that "metric"? LOL!
Of course the really big money is in promoting climate hysteria.
The US Government reports government cash to the climate alarm industry was $8 BILLION in 2010 - probably much more now: “Funding for climate change activities reported by OMB increased from $4.6 billion in 2003 to $8.8 billion in 2010, and is organized in a complex, crosscutting system. “ From US GOVERNMENT: http://www.gao.gov/assets/320/318556.pdf
Don’t miss the part about the $26.1 billion as funding for climate change programs and activities.
Merchants of Doubt's box office pretty much serves as a metric by which one may gauge the effectiveness of the propaganda of AGW on the public. Oh wait $247,000 by week 6, can you spell BOMB?
Speaking of "clownish"...
How can ANYBODY take it seriously when a guy hops aboard a Boeing 747 to fly down to the Florida Everglades, to deliver a teleprompter lecture about our evil carbon-burning ways and how they're raising ocean levels? And speaking of the Jet Set, I haven't paid enough attention this year to know where Algore, "The Al Sharpton of Global Warming," will be standing when he delivers his scolding.
I'd prefer to get my lectures from people who practice what they preach, rather from the one-percenters of "carbon footprint"!!!
What’s particularly entertaining about this Merchants of Doubt vs. Merchants of Faith man-made global warming show, is how closely it resembles the arguments about whether there is a god that created this globe or not.
Vast swaths of humanity (including many scientists) believe, without a doubt, scientific evidence or not, that the creation of earth was a god-made global event. Millions of people have been murdered by these same individuals-of-faith, who faithfully believe that this ‘god’ was/is on their side.
If anything, what this demonstrates, without a doubt, is the all pervasiveness of man-made global indoctrination, which has been, and is driven particularly by those who desire to control and exploit their fellow human beings, while it is enabled by willing participants for their own self-serving interests or their misguided intentions.
Scientific history is replete with examples of consensus views that were flat-out wrong, and scientists continue to be used to legitimize the advancement of agendas that increase the amount of control and exploitation of global populations.
Meanwhile, the public, through repetition of desired consensus views, and having limited time to deeply examine the scientific ‘facts’, is manipulated into adopting the beliefs of those who are manufacturing consent.
Props to 'Ariel' for speaking out. Good for her to speak her mind, her opinion and her view. If you choose not to agree that's perfectly acceptable but name calling in my opinion is very childish and juvenile. We do live in a staunch-ly viewed, uptight state that prefers to sweep anything to do with sex under a rug. One would think that.. given how accessible sex has become and is there should be more thought perhaps put into educating, being open in discussing sex. When sex or 'anything' deemed embarrassing or uncomfortable to discuss is closed away, ignorance blooms abundantly. If necessary, educate yourself beforehand so the discussion isn't so awkward. Sex shouldn't be viewed as a 'dirty' 3 letter word; It's a beautiful human experience.
Another CONservative champion bites the dust.
Great write-up, George.
It's not so hard to understand -- the product was down. Not enough movies out there that we "had to see."
BIRDMAN became pointless in its third act. That window scene -- did he really "soar" spiritually or not. Since the film couldn't show us, it reveals it had no idea which it was, and therefore, the meaningless ending was yet another stunt like the "one shot illusion" stunt and the "Times Square Tightie-Whitie Sprint" stunt.
BOYHOOD, IMITATION GAME, and SELMA were better films simply because they didn't collapse in on themselves in their final minutes, but not artsy-fartsy/offbeat enough for the Hollywood ilk.
FIFTY SHADES OF GARBAGE - How the film managed to be worse than the book is a monumental feat.
If women ran the world... who would invent the cloths washing machine?
Watched ONE scene from this movie (it's on Spike now) and I agree without seeing the beginning or end this is "The Worst Movie of ALL-TIME." This movie is equivalent to let's say, shit. Thanks for reading my comment. Be sure to watch John Carter if you feel the need to become slightly stupider, this movie kills brain cells as you watch.
I'm currently being investigated for the distribution of nudity in Idaho. I sent a pic to someone. A HUGE crime here. Why did no one tell me nudity is a crime here??? WTF? The last time I talked to the cops I asked if I sent a nude of myself to my wife, I could go to jail for a year. They said it is ILLEGAL for my wife to SEE me naked!!! How do you have sex in Idaho???
@ jimdoolittle, your points are well articulated and seem true enough. Still, I will never be found glorifying or honoring those who choose to kill other human beings not matter what the justification. The best thing he did and also the film was place the spotlight on the horrors of the aftermath of being a warrior and the difficulties of PSTD For that, I will thank him... I recognize the value and need for myth in our psyches but it is time to put aside the old myths like "picking up his father's sword and shield and taking the role of the warrior"... and replace the with new paradigms and new myths if we are survive this new world and it's new dynamics. It has to start somewhere. Or at least this myth. "When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things."
The bravest sounding words are the easiest to say when standing this far back from the butt of a rifle. Chris Kyle was a warrior - and this is something that the modern day man has a hard time relating to. To hold enough grimace and disdain for not only an individual, but an entire organization (some wrongfully call it a "race") is a psychological step that is not often used in modern day society mostly because it is a step that is not often righteously needed. The modern man has a hard enough time relating to his own father in general, let alone picking up his father's sword and shield and taking the role of the warrior. Chirs Kyle is a different breed of man that cannot be easily compared to any breed that is called upon inside the safety of our own neighborhoods and city streets. May his memory be respected, and his legacy live on.
"Why haven't we seen more films examining the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan--good ones, controversial ones or even mediocre ones?"
Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker are two incredible recent war films that come to mind, but there have also been tons of documentaries that have gone to theater, to Netflix, and hosted by PBS. I prefer looking at contemporary war through the lens of a documentary rather than a film.
After reading multiple accounts of Chris Kyle, the more he seems like a complete ass.
"For the record, I'm certain that because Chris Kyle was such an adept killer, his aim saved the lives of countless United States servicemen and women. For that, I mourn his passing." (sic) Better to not go to war, save a hell of a lot more people. Glorifying institutionalized violence and making heroes out of the hierarchy of the "death cults" is not the direction I wish the children of the future to go. Take them to Selma instead..
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